History & Sociology of Science Reading List

1. Introduction
• W.G. Gallie, “Essentially Contested Concepts,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
• Peter Manicas and Alan Rosenberg, “Naturalism, Epistemological Individualism, and “The Strong
Programme” in the Sociology of Knowledge,” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour
• T.F. Gieryn, “The Boundaries of Science,” Handbook of Science and Technology Studies
• M. Callon, “Some elements of a Sociology of Translation: Domestication of the Scallops and the
Fisherman of St. Brieuc Bay” Power, Action, and Belief: A New Sociology of Knowledge?
• S.L. Star and J.R. Giesmer, “Institutional Ecology, “translations” and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and
Professionals in Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-1939,” Social Studies of Science
• Donna Haraway, “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of
Partial Perspective,” Simians, Cyborgs, and Women
• B. Pfaffenberger, “Social anthropology of Technology,” Annual Reviews of Anthropology
• P. Boczkowski and L. Lievrouw, “Bridging STS and Communication Studies”

2. Prehistories of STS
• L. Datson and K. Park, Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750
• L. Datson and P. Galison, Objectivity
• T. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

3. Science & Governmentality
• M. Polanyi, “The Republic of Science,” Minerva
• R.K. Merton, “The Normative Structure of Sciences” The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and
Empirical Investigations
• M.J. Mulkay, “Norms and Ideology in Science,” Social Science Information
• S. Visvanathan, “On the Annals of the Laboratory State,” A Carnival for Science
• H. Nowotny, P. Scott, and M. Gibbons, “The Co-Evolution of Society and Science,” Re-Thinking
Science: Knowledge and the Public in an Age of Uncertainty
• S. Jasanoff, “Genealogies of STS,” Social Studies of Science
• D.K. Price, “Escape to the Endless Frontier”
• D. Hess, “Cultures of Science,” Handbuch Wissenschafterzsoziologie

4. Science, Politics, Modernity
• S. Jasanoff, “Ordering Knowledge, Ordering Society,” States of Knowledge: The Co-Production of
Sciences and Social Order
• Bruno Latour, We Have Never Been Modern.
• Y. Ezrahi, “Science and the Making of Representative Actions,” The Descent of Icarus
• S. Jasanoff, “In a Constitutional Moment: Science and Social Order at the Millennium,” Social Studies of
Science and Technology
• J. Krige, American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe
• D.S. Greenberg, “Vannevar Bush and the Myth of Creation,” Science, Money, and Politics: Political
Triump and Ethical Erosion
• Bloor/Latour/Nottingham Anti-Critique Debate

5. Networks, Materiality, and Power
• Y. Ezrahi, “Machines and Images of Order,” Descent of Icarus
• Bourdieu, “Men and Machines”
• B. Latour, Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network Theory
• T. Pinch and W. Bijker, “The Social Construction of Facts and Artifacts,” The Social Construction of
Technological Systems
• L. Winner, “Do Artifacts Have Politics?” The Whale and the Reactor
• B. Joerges, “Do Politics Have Artefacts?” Social Studies of Science
• R. Heilboner, “Do Machines Make History?” Technology & Culture
• Sally Wyatt, “Technological Determinism is Dead; Long Live Technological Determinism,” The
Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

6. Visual Epistemologies, Visual Governance
• M. Foucault, Discipline and Punish
• Shapin and Schaffer, Leviathan and the Airpump (Ch. 2: Seeing and Believing”)
• B. Latour, “Drawing Things Together,” Representations in Scientific Practice
• D. Haraway, “teddy Bear Patriarchy,” Primate Visions
• J.C. Scott, “Authoritarian High Modernism,” Seeing Like a State
• J. Ferguson, “Seeing Like and Oil Company: Space, Security, and Global Capital in Neoliberal Africa,”
American Anthropologist
• M. Mahony, “The Predictive State: Science, Territory, and the Future of the Indian Climate,” Social
Studies of Science.
• N. Mirzoeff, “The Right to Look,” Critical Inquiry

7. The Hegemony of the Numerical
• T. Porter, “U.S. Army Engineers and the Rise of Cost-Benefit Analysis,” Trust in Numbers
• J. Carson, “The Science of Merit and the Merit of Science,” States of Knowledge
• M. Strathern, “Introduction: New Accountabilities,” and “Afterword: Accountability and
Ethnography,” Audit Cultures: Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics, and the Academy
• K. Woodward, “Statistical Panic,” Differences
• I. Hacking, The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas About Probability,
Induction, and Statistical Inference
• M. Poovey, “Accommodating Merchants: Accounting, Civility, and the Natural Laws of Gender”
• See 1_Gieryn for other potential readings

8. Objectivity, and Public Reason on Display
• Shapin and Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump
• Y. Ezrahi, “Science and the Visual Culture of Liberal-Democratic Politics,” Descent of Icarus
• S. Gilgartner, “Introduction,” Science on Stage: Expert Advice as Public Drama
• S. Jasanoff, “The Practices of Objectivity in Regulator Science,” Social Knowledge in the Making
• P. Galison, “Aufbau/Bauhaus: Logical Positivism and Architectural Modernism,” Critical Inquiry
• B. Wynne, “Reflexing Complexity: Post-genomic Knolwedge and Reductionist Returns in Public
Science,” Theory, Culture and Society
• L. Stark, “Introduction” Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research

9. Publics, Citizens, and the Knowledge State (against Science)
• J. Dewey, “Search for the Public,” The Public and Its Problems
• B. Wynne, “Misunderstood Misunderstandings: Social Identities and the Public Uptake of Science,”
Misunderstanding Science? The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology
• M. Kusch, “Towards a Political Philosophy of Risk,” Philosophical Perspectives
• A. Petryna, “Biological Citizenship,” Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl
• S. Jasanoff, “Civic Epistemology,” Designs on Nature: Science and Demoracy in Europe and the United
• M. Hardt and A. Negri, “Biopolitical Production,” Empire
• Achille Mbembe, “Necropolitics,” Public Culture
• C. Cohn, “Nuclear Language and How We Learned to Pat the Bomb,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists